It feels odd to be sitting here typing out a blog post since I haven’t done it in so long.  Life has taken priority over everything.  However, I made it part of my new years goals to get back to blogging.  Whether that means continue to post here or possibly starting over completely on a new blog, I don’t know.  But I promise to keep you informed (those that still pay attention and follow).

So, what’s been going on?  Well I will tell you……..


photo3My little baby is such a big boy now 🙁   Seriously I feel like it was just yesterday that I was in the hospital having him.  Now he is a little almost 20 month old little man.  He is fiercely independent.  Would rather play with his cars or other toys, read his books, or watch his videos on my iPad than hang out with us.  He has been in and out of the teeth cutting phase for a new few months now (how is it we don’t remember this phase as adults when the pain is so great apparently).  He is learning new words everyday.  Her talks all the time in gibberish and garble, but every once in awhile we will get either a word or sometimes even a full statement…. “Kkkk.KAR”  “I Did It” “NOOOOOOO”.  Despite that last word that he says to my face all the time, I still love him more than anything, I can’t believe that I will be planning his 2nd birthday party soon.


il_340x270.524242630_fiaaSome of you may remember that in 2009 that Brandon and I bought a house.  Well that house is gone.  We sold it.  It wasn’t entire our choice to sell it.  But due to this crappy economy, taxes that kept on getting higher and higher, a bank that was not willing to work with us and much more we had to short sale it.  That process took 8 months, but by the end of the year we finally had it all done and didn’t have to worry about bringing that drama with us into 2014.

We rented a house out in the country.  And when I say country I mean COUNTRY…. i.e. a farm.  No joke, we have cows on our property.  We aren’t responsible for those cows, but they (and their smell) are there.  While the house has been like a house of horrors for me (Gnats, Bees, and Mice, oh my), it has been nice sometimes to be away from everything.  And in the summer and fall it was great to be able to take Tyler outside to enjoy the animals and the outdoors.

Our lease on the farm house is over in 2 months and we won’t be renewing (see my reasons above).  We are looking at either a place back toward the city or possible closer to other family in Wisconsin.


imagesBetween working, being a mom, and all the other stress in my life, I have put on a “few” lbs.  More lbs that I would like.  As part of our new years goals, Brandon and I decided to change the way we eat, especially during the week.  We are keeping things simple and the first week was not easy, but now we have gotten the hang of it and its getting easier.  I have lose 8 lbs total since I started this “diet” 3 weeks ago. I hate using the term diet, I am thinking more of a healthier eating and life style.  Stay tuned for my journey on this and look out for posts on what I am doing to make this change.


imagesheartI am not going to lie and say things have been perfect.  In fact its quite the opposite.  Since Tyler was born, things have been rough.  We have both been struggling with how to be parents to our son, how to still be husband and wife to each other, but also how to still maintain some of our independent selves.  Its a balancing act that some people know how to do, and some don’t.  But recently we actual got down to the core issues we have been struggling with and are working on them.

Personal Style

SweatpantsI still love it, but my own personal style has fallen to the wayside.  I have become one of those woman, who just through on something quick and easy to run errands in.  Sometimes I will take a second to think and accessorize, but my wardrobe has mainly consisted of leggings, oversize sweaters, scarves, jeans and the occasionally sighting of sweatpants.  Argghhh I know, like I said I become one of those moms.  But believe me when I say this is changing.  I am trying to break this habit.  I am going to take some advice from Jeniese and play dress up in my closet and re introduce myself to my clothes.

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